The Floyd County Republican Party will hold its 10th annual Tillman Hangar Rally tomorrow (Saturday, August 23rd) at 11 am at the Richard B. Russell Airport in Rome.
More than 600 new students arrived at Berry College this week in preparation for the new semester which begins on Monday.
The Atlanta Braves blanked the Cincinnati Reds 8-0 in the opener of a four game series at Cincinnati’s Great American Ballpark last night.
Floyd County Prison Warden Jeff Chandler has been tapped by the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice to serve as a part of the department’s Secure Facilities Leadership Team. He was named this week as the DJJ’s Commissioner for Secure Facilities.
Adding to a busy weekend in the Greater Rome area will be the United States Tennis Association Southern Closed Doubles Championships. The event is expected to bring more than 400 of the best youth tennis players from around the Southeast. Matches will primarily be held at the Rome-Floyd Tennis Center, with Alto Park, Etowah Park and Darlington School serving as overflow sites for the tourney.
Friday night lights are set to shine for numerous area high school football teams who will kick off their 2014 season tonight. Among those teams are the Darlington Tigers. The Tigers will open their season at Murphy, North Carolina in a game that will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com. Steve Conrad and Philip Edge will bring you the story of the game and will go on air at 7:15 pm. Kick off is slated for 7:30 pm.
The Rome Braves beat the Savannah Sand Gnats 3-2 in the series finale between the teams last night at State Mutual Stadium, allowing the Braves to take two of three from the Sand Gnats.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that Metro Rome’s unemployment rate for July was 9.0 percent, up from 8.2 percent in June but down from 9.7 percent in July 2013.